Thursday, September 3, 2009

Demalda Newsome: Food Warrior

Within hollering distance of a busy highway are mammoth shade trees, the sound of roosters heralding day, and five acres' worth of farmland open for anyone with a hankering for southern-style, down-home produce.

Newsome Community Farms, opened more than ten years ago in north Tulsa by Rufus and Demalda Newsome, is a farm, but it is also a farmers' market and a community garden. In addition, it is a teaching tool the family uses in its mission to eradicate health and hunger issues. These are problems the Newsomes believe are at the root of some of the area's larger social and economic woes.

Read the rest of this story in the fall issue of Mia Magazine.

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